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November 5, 2022

Halloween decoration that uses cicada sounds

Filed under: Halloween — Dan @ 9:53 am

Back in the 2000’s I purchased this Halloween decoration that uses cicada sounds (Magicicada septendecim Court #2, I think) to create a spooky audio vibe. It’s a dark cloud with spiders hanging from it. Press a button and the whole thing shakes, green lights illuminate the spiders, and cicada sounds play. Gemmy.com made it, but I got it from Target.

October 29, 2022

Spirit Halloween Cicada Costume

Filed under: Halloween | Memes — Dan @ 12:05 pm

Who knew Spirit Halloween stores (yes, in America we have large stores dedicated to Halloween costumes and party supplies) had Cicada Costumes!?

Spirit Template

(yes, this is a meme, sorry to say)

October 16, 2022

Platypleura arabica stamp from the State of Qatar

Filed under: Platypleura | Platypleurini | Qatar | Stamps — Tags: — Dan @ 5:48 am

Platypleura arabica, the Arabian Cicada, stamp from the State of Qatar:

Platypleura arabica stamp from the State of Qatar

September 30, 2022

Halloween video 2022

Filed under: Halloween — Dan @ 7:55 pm

Here’s a short Halloween-themed (orange & black) cicada video for you. It’s just fun — nothing scientific. The video stars Neotibicen linnei, Magicicada septendecim, Neotibicen tibicen, and Neocicada hieroglyphica.

Screen Shot Halloween Video

September 27, 2022

Green Grocer Cicada Toy

Filed under: Australia | Cyclochila | Pop Culture — Tags: — Dan @ 6:17 pm

A Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae (Donovan, 1805)) cicada toy.

Green Grocer Toy

Green Grocer Toy

Green Grocers are found in eastern Australia.

Cicada stamp from South Korea

Filed under: Korea | Platypleura | Stamps — Dan @ 6:06 pm

A cicada stamp from South Korea. I think it’s a species of Platypleura.

Korean Cicada Stamp

September 20, 2022

Brood X Frisbee

Filed under: Brood X | Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:13 pm

Here’s my latest eBay find: a Brood X Magicicada septendecim disc golf frisbee. Model GStar Wraith.

Brood X Frisbee

This isn’t the first cicada frisbee I’ve seen. Here’s one from Brood VIII.

September 15, 2022

Cicada Stamps from Australia

Filed under: Anapsaltoda | Arenopsaltria | Australia | Cyclochila | Stamps — Tags: , , — Dan @ 7:25 am

Looks like the post office of Australia has cicada themed stamps. As they say in the Pokemon world, “got to collect them all” (or something like that).

Update:
Here’s a photo of the actual stamps. I got them on eBay.
Cicada Stamp Set

Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae) stamp:
Masked Devil stamp

More about Masked Devil cicadas:

Golden Emperor (Anapsaltoda pulchra) stamp:
Golden Emperor Stamp

More about Golden Emperor cicadas:

Sandgrinder (Arenopsaltria fullo) stamp:
Sandgrinder stamp

More Sandgrinder cicada action:

November 30, 2021

Elena’s Cicada Song

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 6:12 am

Steve send us this video of his daughter Elena’s Cicada Song. I hope you enjoy it:

July 7, 2021

Cicada song of the day: “cicadas are just like us…” by @natalieburdick

Filed under: Music — Dan @ 4:05 am

Cicada song of the day: “cicadas are just like us…” by @natalieburdick

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Cicada T-shirts